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Dishonored reviews begin, get all the scores here

Sunday, 7 October 2012 14:15 GMT By Staff

Dishonored reviews have broken out of embargo bringing with them a chain of impressively high scores for Arkane’s stealth-’em-up.

The deluge began as a trickle when CVG’s video review leaked ahead of schedule; the review called Dishonored CVG’s game of the year, and a once-in-a-generation release.

Now that the embargo has lifted, the critics are tussling for consensus and finding it right at the top of the scale. We’ll continue adding scores here as they arrive; let us know of any others you find in the comments section. All scores out of ten unless otherwise noted.

Dishonored launches on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 across Europe on October 12.

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68 Comments

  1. Omelette

    +1 for Dave Cook working on weekend

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 I love my job, what can I say ;)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I have to say that i’m really happy that you guys continue with these kind of articles where you collect all the reviews for a game. Keep up the good work!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    Go Dave!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. NOSAVIOUR

    @1 VG24/7 kinda expect it ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Rokuro

    http://youtu.be/LUfe67noLcY ;)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ps3fanboy

    what have we learned from earlier experience from Bethesda games?…

    first the hype then after the storm have settled, this will be just another “BUG RIDDEN GAME” from Bethesda.

    so to save you all from the misery… don’t buy it!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    After brink and skyrim, I don’t know if Bethesda can trusted for a ps3 game. Although the game looks good, so maybe pc version for me. I hope Arkane studios do a better job for ps3 one.
    @Dave
    Did you hear any murmurs about the ps3 version?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    @7

    First of all, it’s a game developped by Arkane Studios and ONLY published by Bethesda. Second…for me Skyrim wasn’t bug ridden at all. But i can’t speak for others.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    I watched the videoreview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUfe67noLcY&feature=youtu.be

    Sounds fucking incredible!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    I am glad that they are side quests.
    But I am still curious how unlocking skills works

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    SO we only have one review? Did Bathesda give the reviewers the game the day of the embargo being lifted?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Nah, a dutch game site called XGN has the game as well, not a review yet though. We got our own gamesite too and should be receiving a review copy soon, but from what i hear alot of gamesites have yet to receive their copy.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @13 so then we won’t be getting a proper review until later in the week, maybe even Tuesday.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Rokuro

    There’s another review here btw:
    http://www.shacknews.com/article/76096/dishonored-review-story-driven-role-playing

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Joe Anderson

    Embargo is a little later than today. Way to go CVG.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ninjanutta

    Brilliant game,im already 3/4 hrs into it and its a lot like bioshock and very addictive.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. polygem

    @17…yeah i really do hope that it will feel like the original bioshock. that game is a classic. one of the best games this gen, maybe even decade. i did not like 2 that much though. the gameplay i´ve seen of dishonored reminded me a lot of the first bioshock but in a good and unique way. i am still a bit skeptical though, will wait for more reviews/ gampelay but this far, everything sounds great!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Talkar

    @17
    Wait. In what way does is it like Bioshock? I might have to cancel my preorder if it is a carbon copy of that (in my opinion) awful game.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. polygem

    @19: w h a t – - – ?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Th3DarkKnight1

    @7
    The game is developed by Arcane Studio and published by Bethesda Studios unlike Skyrim which was both developed and published by Bethesda so i don’t think that it will have the same mistakes as Skyrim concerning the PS3 version ;)

    @19
    Piece of advice don’t cancel your preorder as this game is very amazing.
    what ninjanutta meant was that its style is close to Bioshock concerning the character design and the world design but in term of gameplay it’s very different as this game can be played with different styles based on your favorite style meaning that if you want to take the stealth approach you can depend on the stealth abilities and take down your enemies silently ,you could even choose to kill them or to just make them unconscious.
    also if you want the direct approach you can use the offensive abilities and take down all your opponents without showing any mercy.
    The Duration of the game will depend on the approach you choose meaning that if you choose the stealth approach it could take you double or triple the time it will take on the assault approach.
    also this will add to the replay value of the game meaning that you could play it a lot of times and in each time you could try something new ;)

    This game is amazing and very addictive i played it for 1 hour yesterday and it was really hard for me to put down the controller lol :D

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Th3DarkKnight1

    @20
    Chill out man it’s a matter of opinion you could like a game that others don’t like and vice versa ;)

    by the way I’m a big fan of bioshock too :)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DSB

    @21 Arkane are fully owned by Zenimax though.

    Bethesda are pretty much synonymous with that stuff. Between Brink, RAGE, Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas, they either have some serious trouble making their developers finish their stuff, or some serious trouble making their QA effective.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Moonwalker1982

    From the comments on Youtube i understand that it took the reviewer 7 hours to finish. He only used guns, no stealth and skipped all cutscenes. I for one will be using lots of stealth and i always take my time in games, to check things out and i won’t skip cutscenes. So i’m sure i’ll be spending alot more time.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    Embargo has lifted so I can say this: Dishonored is so far my game of the year, period.

    That is all :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dave Cook

    @17 nothing like Bioshock apart from the fact that the city is full of character like Rapture. It plays very differently. Don’t listen to that comparison.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dave Cook

    @23 don’t worry about Betheada fears of bugs and being unfinished, Dishonored is nothing like Bethesda games in that respect, honestly.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Muetsch

    http://www.insidegames.ch/review/dishonored-testreview/

    Don’t forget some German reviews for the international readers :D

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dave Cook

    @11 unlocking skills works by finding runes in the world. You have to hold up this disgusting clockwork heart that beats harder and faster when you get close to one. Because you have to equip it in your hand like a weapon it leaves you vulnerable, so you have to be clever when you use it.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve been playing this for quite a while now. It’s aces. That is all. More soon.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dave Cook

    @30 +1000 to Brenna :)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Brenna Hillier

    @28 cheers! Added.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Ali

    Gamespot : 9/10

    http://www.gamespot.com/dishonored/reviews/dishonored-review-6397794/

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Muetsch

    Thanks for adding it :) Sorry for the shameless plug but I just had to get it out there.

    Dishonored is such an awesome game! Completed my stealthy playthrough on the PC and a slice’n'dicey one the 360 and I absolutely loved both of them. I just can’t get enough of it!

    #34 2 years ago
  35. JebusF

    Big 10/10 from us at GodisaGeek.com.

    Link: http://www.godisageek.com/2012/10/dishonored-review/

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Radaway

    Another Review- Negative one: http://www.puresophistry.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review-blink-and-then-reload-save-file/

    #36 2 years ago
  37. polygem

    @19,22: i am chilled and i totally respect opinion. “what?” was just my instant and honest opinion and reaction to that post. all i am having a problem with is the “awful” part in it,
    ;)
    i did read that and my jaw dropped hehe.
    bioshock is a good game, they created a great believeable world, nice mood and atmosphere, great story, clever gameplay. by no means it is a bad, or “awful”, not even an only mediocore game, it is a good one and i think anyone should be able to see and respect a good game. many people keep saying halo is a shit game. it is not. if you do not like it, that´s totally fine but saying those games are shit is just kinda unreflected imho. i personally could never really relate to the uncarted games much. still i´d never dare to say those are awful games. they aren´t. they are good games that just do not pull the right triggers for my liking.

    topic: wow, just wow, this all sounds great. probably wont be able to play it the next 2 weeks or so though. must – by any means – avoid spoilers now!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. bitsnark

    Glad to see this scoring so well.

    After playing the tits off it at the Expo and watching that incredible developer session on it, I just couldn’t perceive a way in which it would score averagely, let alone poorly.

    A true and very strong GOTY candidate if there ever was one.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Maximum Payne

    @38 My thought also.
    I really didn’t expect game to be that good.
    In gamespot they don’t even have ”bad box” only what is good in game and that I didn’t see in long time:D

    #39 2 years ago
  40. DanteDestroyer

    HardGame2 (Spain): 9,5 (PC Review)
    http://www.hardgame2.com/pc/articulo-6646analisis-dishonored-review-videojuego-bethesda-softworks-arkane-studios.html&page=4

    #40 2 years ago
  41. kevling

    TheSixthAxis 9/10 (shame on you for missing them out!) ;)

    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review-ps3-xbox-360/

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Rudderless

    Videogamer – 8/10

    http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/dishonored/review.html

    #42 2 years ago
  43. gribb85

    GamerZines review is here – 95%

    http://www.gamerzines.com/playstation/final-verdict-dishonored.html

    The tagline reads; “The only assassin game you’ll ever need”. Ooo take that Ubisoft…

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Joe Anderson

    Here’s a link to our review.

    ShopTo – Excellent

    http://www.shopto.net/news/40890/Dishonored-Review

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Edo

    All I have to say is FUCK YEAH!!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. ninjanutta

    @Dave Cook,if you think this game isn’t like bioshock then you didnt play bioshock.even the dev compares it in an interview.Its a lot like bioshock in many ways not just characters.
    the runes are just like the tonics,the gameplay is feels the same,the wheel of weapons-same.quick slots-same…shall i go on?

    #46 2 years ago
  47. John117

    Norwegian Spill.no – 6/6

    http://www.spill.no/default.aspx?section=artikkel&id=3497

    And they gave “Resident Evil 6″ – 2/6

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 4/5: http://dspy.me/Q4KAUQ

    #48 2 years ago
  49. djhsecondnature

    http://onehitpixel.com/review/dishonored

    One Hit Pixel – “A”

    #49 2 years ago
  50. KrazyKraut

    Gametrailers – 8.7
    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/m68kgw/dishonored-review

    #50 2 years ago
  51. JamieSI

    9/10 on Strategy Informer – http://www.strategyinformer.com/ps3/dishonored/2023/review.html

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Dave Cook

    @51 cheers Jamie, putting it up now.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. soyooz

    I’m waiting for this game !

    #53 2 years ago
  54. soyooz

    9/10 on Gamers.fr
    http://www.gamers.fr/tests/xbox-360/dishonored

    It looks son great.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. BenMeetsWorld

    4/5 from StickTwiddlers
    http://sticktwiddlers.com/2012/10/08/dishonored-review/

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Rokuro

    So happy to see this game getting the high praise and scores it deserves. Games like this don’t come around everyday :)

    #56 2 years ago
  57. pukem0n

    “New IP wont do well at this time in the console cycle” – Every big publisher guy there is

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Moonwalker1982

    I hope this will sell like hotcakes. It really deserves it. I will buy it before i go for a ACIII or any of the other ‘milked out’ products. Cause lets be honest, they are.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. NeoSquall

    Curse you, gaming industry!

    I wanted to hold my order on this game to better times (i.e. when it becomes cheaper), until I’ve started reading reviews and then I found it at just 39 Euro with the Shadow Rat pack and a SteelBook and I just couldn’t say no ;_;

    #59 2 years ago
  60. pontxolo

    VaDeJuegos (Spain) 5/5 http://www.vadejuegos.com/noticias/analisis-dishonored-llega-el-mejor-juego-del-ano-20121008.html

    #60 2 years ago
  61. polygem

    @57: indeed…but all those positive reviews mean nothing to a publisher if it wont sell well. i really do hope it will. those great reviews will probably help a lot though.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. viralshag

    I still can’t see this selling well. I may be totally wrong but I can see a lot of people “not getting” what it’s about. Even I was tempted to hold out but then if you know me, that was just nonsense as I can’t resist buying anything that looks decent as soon as I hit the Steam page.

    At this stage in a consoles life cycle, you really need to shove stuff under the noses of people for them to even care and I haven’t really seen that happening.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. runtold

    Gamers.at (german) gives 90/100. http://www.gamers.at/reviews/test/dishonored-die-maske-des-zorns.html

    #63 2 years ago
  64. CityCobra

    GamingXP.com (german review)-88%

    http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5792-bethesda_softworks-arkane_studios-ps3-dishonored_die_maske_des_zorns.htm

    #64 2 years ago
  65. pennyman

    Can you guys include our Dishonored review – thanks!
    http://coin-op.tv/?p=6876

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Astaroth

    PCGames.de (PC Games Germany) gives it a 91%.
    http://www.pcgames.de/Dishonored-PC-237062/Tests/Dishonored-im-Test-1028463/3/

    #66 2 years ago
  67. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2012-10-08-dishonored

    9/10

    #67 2 years ago
  68. jon_

    Here is our video-review. http://playerslink.la/lobueno_lomalo_dishonored/ Its in spanish tough but i guess that not only english speakers visit vg247 sooo ” ;)

    #68 2 years ago

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    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]